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  • Visit from an Old Friend On Sunday morning, Life Member Steve Austin stopped by Station 9 with his restored 1954 American LaFrance fire engine. This engine proudly served Aetna from 1954 until the early 1970's. Story by Deputy Chief Drew Bowerson
    Posted Aug 31, 2014, 8:38 AM by Jeffrey Sands, Captain 7
  • House Fire Assist Elkton At 1549 hours on 8/30/2014, Aetna was alerted for an engine to assist the Singerly Fire Company of Elkton, MD on a working residential fire at 1063 Singerly Road.  Engines 9-3 (6) and SQURT 7 (6) made the response, with Ladder 9 (4) and Chief 9-8 (Schall) added on the 2nd alarm.  Crews arrived to find a 1 story single-family-dwelling with a well advanced attic fire.  9-3 stretched a 2nd supply line and 9-3 and S-7 advanced two handlines interior.  Crews knocked down the fire on the first floor but had issues accessing the attic fire due to a plaster-and-lathe ceiling with plywood on top and the attic stairs ...
    Posted Aug 31, 2014, 8:33 AM by Jeffrey Sands, Captain 7
  • Company Officer Development Aetna is hosting Traditions Training and their Company Officer Development Course on September 20th and 21st.   A few spots are still available for $150/person, if interested please contact  The class will be held at the Embassy Suites on South College Ave, start time is 0800 and lunch will be provided both days.The Officer Development Course will focus on the fundamental skills that are necessary to be an effective company/command-level officer. An effective fire officer has the ability and responsibility to lead both on and off the fireground. The focus of this 16-hour course will focus on operational considerations, primarily at structural fires. Specific emphasis will be placed on effectively “breaking-down” incidents ...
    Posted Aug 26, 2014, 6:47 PM by Charles Mitchell
  • 343 MILES FOR 343 FALLEN BROTHERS SEPTEMBER 11th MEMORIAL WALK/RUN Please join us on Sunday September 7th,2013 at 5 PM at Delcastle Park on McKennan’s Church Road in Wilmington,Delaware for the ANNUAL FIRST STATE F.O.O.L.S. 343 MILES FOR 343 FALLEN BROTHERS SEPTEMBER 11th MEMORIAL WALK/RUN. This event is put on by a group of firefighters known as the FIRST STATE F.O.O.L.S.  (Fraternal Order Of Leatherheads Society). We are a 501C3 not for profit organization with the goal of promoting firefighter safety, training and tradition. At the Walk/Run will be one of the Bells of Remembrance memorial 9-11 bells. This bell will be rung before and after the 1 mile walk/run. The ringing of the bell ...
    Posted Aug 31, 2014, 8:39 AM by Jeffrey Sands, Captain 7
  • 1st Annual Community Hero Day Aetna Hose, Hook & Ladder Co. of Newark teamed up with members from Exceptional Care for Children (ECC), to organize the 1st Annual Community Hero Day on August 6th, during Camp Sheldon at the facility.  Exceptional Care for Children is a state-of-the-art residential healthcare facility serving technology-dependent children and their families.  ECC provides long-term, transitional, palliative, and end-of-life care to the children, and is situated on nearly eight acres of property in the Newark area.  Various organizations attended the event that was intended for first responders, and those that serve in the US military.  Apparatus and groups on scene included Delaware State Police Aviation Trooper 4, Newark Police Department, New Castle County Police Mounted ...
    Posted Aug 15, 2014, 5:15 AM by Charles Mitchell
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